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Vishwaroopam Audio Release
The audio of Padmasri Dr Kamal Haasan’s prestigious movie ‘Vishwaroopam’ was launched on Sunday in Hyderabad through Sony Music. The audio launch event was graced by Darsakaratna Dasari Narayana Rao, Movie Moghul Dr D Ramanaidu, Padmasri Dr Kamal Haasan, SS Rajamouli, Santosh Srinivas, Harish Shankar, PVP Arasu and heroine Pooja Kumar. Dasari Narayana Rao released the audio CDs and presented the first copy of it to Dr D Ramanaidu. Bollywood’s trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composed the music. ‘Vishwaroopam’ is self-directed by Dr Kamal Haasan by casting himself in lead role with Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah as leading ladies. Prasad V Potluri and S Chandra Haasan are the joint producers of the film.
Soon after the releasing the audio CDs Dasari Narayana Rao said, “Of late the pirated CDs of movies are being sold out like peanuts on the day of its release only. So in order to save the producers, Kamal Haasan has come out with a new idea to broadcast his film through DTH. He is creating a new sensation by telecasting his film a night before in TV channels worldwide. Many have gone against his idea and criticized him on this aspect. In a war, only the soldier who is in the front row will be attacked. Similar is the case with Kamal Haasan now. I’ll cent percent support him in DTH aspect even though few might not like it. But the same system will be useful in future. This is an attempt to save a Rs 100 crores budget movie from piracy. Our big heroes might even follow the same procedure if this becomes successful. No doubt ‘Vishwaroopam’ will create history in Indian cinema with Kamal’s new experiment. Those who saw the film have already opined that Kamal designed this film on par with Hollywood standards. ‘Vishwaroopam’ features a great actor, so it’s sure to become a big hit.”
Speaking further he said, “I was to introduce Rajnikanth to the Telugu film industry through the film ‘Toorpu Padamara’ but he missed it. Similarly I was supposed to introduce Kamal Haasan also and he too missed it. Still I’ve a great affection for him. I can’t express in words about his acting skills and I’m impressed with his passion for films. He always long for doing something new. He is the hero who is the pride of India. The title ‘Lokanayakudu’ will perfectly match is image. All his movies are incredible. So we can imagine the range of the film that’s in his direction. He created sensation with ‘Vichitra Sodarulu’ in those days when there was no CG technology. Similarly, he had reached heights in acting with films like ‘Guna’ and ‘Vasantha Kokila’. It’s needless to mention that ‘Dasavataram’ created yet another sensation recently. ‘Vishwaroopam’ will definitely be beyond that film.” He ended his speech saying “I came to this programme only to appreciate Kamal’s hardwork and his talent.”
Kamal Haasan said, “Will the devotees stop going to Tirupathi just because there is Lord at home? Similar is the case with my experiment with ‘Vishwaroopam’. The audience will not stop going to theaters just because the movie will be released through DTH. They will watch the film at home and later would want to go to theaters. It’s the theaters which have brought us to this status. In that case why would I cause loss to them. Everyone will appreciate my attempt later. Dasari garu is releasing the film across Andhra Pradesh. He is not doing it from commercial point of view, but to support me in my efforts he is doing it. I learnt a lot from people like my guru Balachander and Dasari garu. Those who educated me are greats. Hence I will never commit mistakes. I’m very happy to note that the music of ‘Vishwaroopam’ is in the second place at national wide. Digital revolution is the main reason for the audio success.”
SS Rajamouli said, “Kamal Haasan garu did many experimental films in the days when the industry people were scared to even imagine to risk their career. We directors are proud to be during his period. The trailers of ‘Vishwaroopam’ are the best example to say that his ideas are unique. I’m very eagerly waiting to watch this film. For the first time he is implementing the DTH system. Hence I wish a grand success for his new experiment.”
Dr D Ramanaidu said, “Indrudu Chandrudu with Kamal as hero was a big hit on our banner. That movie increased the reputation of our banner. We saw the trailers of ‘Vishwaroopam’. They were very grand from technical point of view. I wish the film to become a big hit.”
All others also shared their views about Kamal and his film and offered their best wishes.